Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Dec 2006 23:18 UTC
Mac OS X Speaking to an analyst this month, executives for Apple Computer maintained that the company has no plans to incorporate virtualization technology into the final version of its Boot Camp software that will ship as part of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard next spring. "Apple indicated that it is very pleased with Parallels software and didn't feel the need to compete with its own version of embedded virtualization," Bear Stearns analyst Andy Neff wrote in a research note to clients this week.
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Nice One !
by Cass on Sun 3rd Dec 2006 23:42 UTC
Cass
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2006-03-17

Well done Apple for giving the other company a chance.. whilst native virtualization in the OS would have been nice, its kinda good to see them acknowledge the job parallels does and are letting them get on with it without getting all paranoid and trying to muscle in of their business .. makes a change these days :-)

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vmware
by Adurbe on Mon 4th Dec 2006 00:15 UTC
Adurbe
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2005-07-06

its not parallels they dont want to compete with, its vmware

having an official version will be a big coup for securing buisness markets

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Earl Colby pottinger
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2005-07-06

This early in the game it is far better for Apple to wait, see if virtualization is not a fad, then buyout or endorse the best version in a year or two.

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siraf72 Member since:
2006-02-22

exactly, give it some time. It wouldn't be the first time Apple does something it said it wouldn't (video ipod to name an example).

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saterdaies
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2005-07-07

As great as VMWare, Parallels, and CrossOver Office are, they aren't perfect. In fact, they have glaring lackings. But for the most part, they get the job done for what you need them for. And that's what's important about them.

If they were too good: if they looked and felt like OS X apps, if they ran as fast and seamlessly as OS X apps, why would any developer create native apps? This virtualization means that I can play Risk or see how my website looks in IE or the like without making it so developers of other apps discontinue Mac support because its no longer needed.

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godawful Member since:
2005-06-29

for the same reasons people demanded native os x apps despite being able to run their old programs in classic.

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Paralells is excellent!
by Network23 on Mon 4th Dec 2006 08:01 UTC
Network23
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2005-07-11

Paralells is excellent!. I'm also using it for Damn Small Linux (lightning fast on my MacBook) and to try out different versions of Ubuntu.

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We Leave Them Alone Until
by REM2000 on Mon 4th Dec 2006 10:25 UTC
REM2000
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2006-07-25

From what i read on the Report the one thing that really sticks in my Mind is that apple said they are not interested as Parrelles are doing a good job, to me it seems that as long as Parrelles continue doing a good job of the VM software apple is not interested in wasting R&D on it and would prefer someone else to continue with it, however i get the feeling if the standards drop apple will jump in.

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is it safe?
by chewy_fruit_loop on Mon 4th Dec 2006 13:27 UTC
chewy_fruit_loop
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2006-09-08

does their stance cover blue pill (http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1983037,00.asp)?

if not they really should think about making some virtualization just to protect the os

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And Apple
by th3rmite on Mon 4th Dec 2006 22:00 UTC
th3rmite
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2006-01-08

Will never get into the music industry either... Just ask apple records...

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